Update 24 March
The COVID-19 vaccine requirement for visitors will be dropped, effective 1 April 2023.
Pre-travel authorization via TCI Assured is no longer required as of 1 May 2022. All visitors must still be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Your vaccination status will be checked by your airline prior to boarding and also on arrival in the Turks and Caicos.
What was TCI Assured?
TCI Assured was an online portal where all international travelers (both visitors and residents) were required to obtain certification before traveling to the Turks and Caicos.
TCI Assured was also the name for the mandatory quality assurance scheme for hotels, villas, restaurants, and transportation vehicles. All businesses were required to have been TCI Assured and to have displayed the certification sticker.
For details on normal visa and passport requirements, see Passports and Visas.
What does fully vaccinated mean?
Fully vaccinated means 14 days after receiving the second dose of any World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccine course (or 14 days after the first dose if a single dose course such as the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine). The list of WHO-approved vaccines includes the following:
Moderna (mRNA-1273) - Spikevax
Pfizer/BioNTech (BNT162b2) - Comirnaty
Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)
AstraZeneca (AZD1222) - Vaxzevria
Novavax (NVX-CoV2373) (includes COVOVAX)
Sinopharm Vero Cells (BBiBP-CorV)
You must have received your final dose of an approved vaccine course at least 14 days prior to arrival or entry will be denied.
Vaccine Boosters Not Required
Booster shots of a vaccine course are not required.
Proof of Vaccination
Proof of vaccination is either a digital or paper record, shown to your airline at check-in and upon arrival. Acceptable forms are:
E-certificate/digital certificate (such as those from CVS, Walgreens, or the NHS).
Certification issued by a doctor or government entity.
Vaccination cards/certificates accepted by national authorities.
A letter signed by a medical professional (physician or registered nurse) on official letterhead with contact details. Doctor's registration or license numer should be included with details of the first and second dose (date, country and vaccine you received).
Authorized government entity record or printed record from an electronic vaccination database.
Exemptions to Mandatory Vaccination
The following persons are exempt from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine:
Residents of the islands.
Visitors under the age of 18.
Visitors who are not able to take a COVID-19 vaccine due to medical reasons. However, written and signed proof from a medical professional clearly stating that they are medically exempted from taking the vaccine is required. Persons seeking a medical exemption must send a request with all supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org 2 weeks prior to travel. This is in order to allow sufficient review by the Government.
Crew members of a cargo/commercial aircraft or cargo ship arriving for work and expected to remain for less than 24 hours.
Crew members of air ambulances, which includes any medical personnel on board.
Persons offering to provide emergency aid in times of crisis.
Persons who have written permission from the Chief Medical Officer.
Persons who are in transit at the airport, or for purposes of connecting flights.
Please note that there are no exemptions to the vaccination requirement for religious reasons.
COVID-19 Test for Entry
A COVID-19 test is no longer required for entry, as of 1 May 2022.
Details on the Required Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is no longer required, as of 1 May 2022.
What are the face mask requirements?
The mask requirement was lifted on 1 May 2022. Masks are not required in indoor or outdoor spaces.
Can I travel to the other islands from Providenciales?
On 2 November 2020, the ban on non-essential interisland travel was lifted. You can travel without restrictions between the islands.